physic-, physico-, physi-, physio-, phy-

(Greek: nature, natural, inborn [to make grow, to produce])

physiography
1. A description of nature or of natural phenomena or productions generally.
2. The study of physical features of the earth's surface.
3. Formerly, geomorphology.
4. The systematic description of nature in general.
physiolatry
The worship of the powers or agencies of nature; materialism in religion; nature worship.
physiologic
1. Pertaining to physiology.
2. Pertaining to natural or normal functional processes in living organisms, as opposed to those that are pathological.
3. In a normal or natural state or quantity, as opposed to pharmacological.
physiological
1. Relating to the way that living things function, rather than to their shape or structure.
2. Being in accord with or characteristic of the normal functioning of a living organism.
3. Relating to physiology.
physiologist
1. A natural philosopher; a naturalist who is engaged in the biological study of the functions of living organisms and their parts.
2. Someone who studies the functions of a living organism or any of its parts.
3. A biologist specializing in physiology.
physiologize
1. To speculate in physiology or to make physiological investigations.
2. To speculate or reason on nature; to inquire into natural causes and phenomena.
physiologue
Someone who is versed in animal (or vegetable) physiology; a student or teacher of the science of the functions and properties of organic bodies.
physiology
1. The branch of biology that deals with the internal workings of living things, including functions such as metabolism, respiration, and reproduction, rather than with their shape or structure.
2. The biological study of the functions of living organisms and their parts.
3. All the functions of a living organism or any of its parts.
4. The way a particular body or organism works.

This is a branch of medical science that deals with the healthy functions of different organs, and the changes that the whole body undergoes in the course of its activities.

physiolysis
The dissolution of tissue.
physiomedicalism
A system of medicine in which only harmless natural remedies are used.
physiometry
1. Measurement of the physiological functions of the body.
2. The quantification of physiologic activity.
physioneurosis
1. Neurosis characterized by hypochondriacal complaints or somatic manifestations held by Freud to be caused by sexual disturbances.
2. A neurosis based on emotional conflict in which an impulse that has been blocked seeks expression in a disguised response or symptom.
physiopathic
Denoting any functional nervous disorder that is not psychopathic in origin.
physiopathologic
1. Pertaining to both physiology and pathology.
2. Involving a pathological modification of normal function.
physiopathology
1. The branch of medicine that studies how disease disrupts normal body functions.
2. The science dealing with the disturbances of bodily function resulting from disease.